Federal Skilled Workers & Professionals Class

This program is designated to candidates who will be selected as permanent residents based on their education, their work experience, knowledge of English and/or French, and other criteria that have been shown to help them become economically established in Canada.

The applicant is considered eligible to apply under this program if he/she

Has at least one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in one or more of the occupations listed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;


Has a valid offer of arranged employment;


 Is an international student enrolled in a PhD program in Canada (or graduated from a Canadian PhD program within the past 12 months) and meet certain criteria.

 Please note that this program is for people coming to any part of Canada except Quebec. The province of Quebec is responsible for selecting its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec Skilled Workers for more information.